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Date: 02/22/21 08:00
BB122: The Yampa Valley dwarfed by the Rockies
Author: valmont

On 3/3/68 BB took this long-range view of D&RGW's Yampa Valley. Having just passed the much photographed Tunnel 1 and Plainview, not far ahead the tracks will make a turn into the canyons and the 'Main Line Through the Rockies'.




Date: 02/22/21 08:11
Re: BB122: The Yampa Valley dwarfed by the Rockies
Author: Conch

Sure wish we could see anything like this again.  Glad Bruce got 'em.



Date: 02/22/21 08:12
Re: BB122: The Yampa Valley dwarfed by the Rockies
Author: perklocal

What a shot !  That sure puts things in perspective.



Date: 02/22/21 08:36
Re: BB122: The Yampa Valley dwarfed by the Rockies
Author: RodneyZona

Old D&RGW RR Denver based passenger train and engine crews worked to and from Pippsburg, CO.



Date: 02/22/21 08:53
Re: BB122: The Yampa Valley dwarfed by the Rockies
Author: Rmosele

So to the left off frame would be the bridge over Hwy 72 where the fatal wreck was whose year I don't remember? I Googled it and didn't come up with any results.



Date: 02/22/21 09:11
Re: BB122: The Yampa Valley dwarfed by the Rockies
Author: trackplanner

Looks like a long train today..
 



Date: 02/22/21 15:51
Re: BB122: The Yampa Valley dwarfed by the Rockies
Author: niagara484

Rmosele Wrote:
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> So to the left off frame would be the bridge over
> Hwy 72 where the fatal wreck was whose year I
> don't remember? I Googled it and didn't come up
> with any results.

Well, way, way left off frame.  It's been a long time since I've been up there but I believe the spot that Bruce was standing at is towards the west end of the siding at Plainview.  The bridge over Hwy 72 on the horseshoe curve is a few miles away.

Did Bruce catch the train coming through Plainview? 



Date: 02/22/21 20:31
Re: BB122: The Yampa Valley dwarfed by the Rockies
Author: rgzfan

Novel, surprising perspective which I like very much.



Date: 02/23/21 01:00
Re: BB122: The Yampa Valley dwarfed by the Rockies
Author: dan

trackplanner Wrote:
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> Looks like a long train today..
>  

a lot of last riders perhaps,  and skiers



Date: 02/23/21 03:12
Re: BB122: The Yampa Valley dwarfed by the Rockies
Author: Roadjob

I love shots like this! Always reminds me just how small we are next ti Mother Nature. Great perspective shot.

Bill Rettberg
Bel Air, MD
Railroad photography



Date: 02/23/21 07:12
Re: BB122: The Yampa Valley dwarfed by the Rockies
Author: Conch

niagara484 Wrote:
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> Rmosele Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > So to the left off frame would be the bridge
> over
> > Hwy 72 where the fatal wreck was whose year I
> > don't remember? I Googled it and didn't come up
> > with any results.
>
> Well, way, way left off frame.  It's been a long
> time since I've been up there but I believe the
> spot that Bruce was standing at is towards the
> west end of the siding at Plainview.  The bridge
> over Hwy 72 on the horseshoe curve is a few miles
> away.
>
> Did Bruce catch the train coming through
> Plainview? 

This is at the west end of the Rainbow cut. The train passed here moments before and is now going over the west switch of Plain siding. If he got a shot here it would have been pretty backlit on the nose.

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